Royals Sweep Giants – Tyler Soy Scores 4

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 6-3 on Sunday night to sweep the three-game weekend series as Tyler Soy registered five points (4g-1a).

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Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals defeated the Vancouver Giants 6-3 on Sunday night to sweep the three-game weekend series as Tyler Soy registered five points (4g-1a).

Royals #17 Tyler Soy slides the puck five hole  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #17 Tyler Soy slides the puck five hole
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Soy tallied two goals in the middle frame, and completed his hat-trick on an extended 5-on-3 powerplay when he fired the puck over the shoulder of Giants’ netminder Ryan Kubic from the goal line.

Royals #17 Tyler Soy falls to one knee to fire the puck over the shoulder of the goaltender  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #17 Tyler Soy falls to one knee to fire the puck over the shoulder of the goaltender
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Anaheim Ducks’ draft pick would add his fourth of the night just 16 seconds into the final frame to tie Royals’ alumni Kevin Sunder and Brandon Magee for the most goals by a player in a single game. Scott Walford and Soy both added markers in the opening frame, while Carter Folk rounded out the scoring in the third period.

The Giants’ James Malm recorded two goals and Jack Flaman registered the remaining marker for the visitors.

Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

With an assist on Walford’s goal, Soy extended his point streak to eight games, where he has tallied 17 points (7g-10a). Walford meanwhile, has goals in four straight contests.

Royals #17 Tyler Soy Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #17 Tyler Soy
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria netminder Dylan Myskiw stopped 22 of the 25 pucks directed his way for his first career WHL win. Vancouver started Ryan Kubic in net who turned aside 36 of the 42 shots he faced.

Royals #33 Dylan Myskiw  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #33 Dylan Myskiw
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

The Royals held a 4/10=40.0% mark with the man-advantage, while the Giants went 1/4=25.0% on the powerplay.

Royals #11 Matthre Phillips  Photo by Jay Wallace ISN
Royals #11 Matthre Phillips
Photo by Jay Wallace ISN

Victoria will continue their seven-game homestand this Friday when they face the Calgary Hitmen for Turn Back the Clock and Hockey for Hospitals Night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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